Embark on TCC’s transformative journey, where Te Ao Māori principles shape the Digital Engineering for Information Management Program. Explore how digital twins, 3D visualisations, and ISO 19650 information management bridge gaps for resilient water infrastructure, harmonising economic and environmental goals.

In the realm of water infrastructure asset management, Te Ao Māori principles of Manaakitanga, Kaitiakitanga, and Rangatiratanga offer a profound perspective.

Focusing on the City Water’s implementation of the Digital Engineering for Information Management Program at Tauranga City Council (TCC), this paper delves into the application of these principles, emphasising interconnectedness and sustainability within the water context.

Leveraging the Rangatiratanga principle, a framework based on ISO 19650 was crafted to enhance the program's lifecycle delivery. This case study, featuring three water projects at TCC, underscores the significance of Kaitiakitanga, guiding a balance between economic objectives and environmental stewardship.

The integration of Information Management, 3D visualisations, and digital twins addresses information gaps during the water project handover, fostering resilient and responsible systems.

The journey at TCC illustrates how collaborative technologies paired with change management enable effective communication, transparency, and shared decision-making, laying the foundation for a sustainable and inclusive future in water infrastructure.


Juan Martinez

Tauranga City Council

Asem Zabin

GHD Digital

Concurrent Session C

Rangatiratanga | Toru

Thursday 23 May